jueves, 28 de abril de 2011


Hachiko was an Akita dog breed born in November 1923 in the city of Odate. In 1924 he was transferred to Tokyo by his owner, Eisaburō Ueno, a professor in the Department of Agriculture, University of Tokyo. The dog greeted each day from the front door and fired the next day at the end of Shibuya station. Hachiko's devotion that he felt towards his master's death shocked those around him, which they called the faithful dog. In April 1934, a bronze statue was erected in his honor in Shibuya Station, and Hachiko himself was present the day the statue was presented. Hachiko died of filariasis in March 1935. His remains are in the Natural Science Museum Ueno (Tokyo).

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